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Program info

Estimated safety rating


backgroundtaskhost.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if backgroundtaskhost.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to run a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend yourself against viruses and malware.

Executable file path


Usually, the default filename and path where the program is stored is

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this program is b3784f15ca08700329a5d369cd29092a.

Is running as a service


This application does NOT run as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.

Belongs to the operating system


backgroundtaskhost.exe seems to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This executable runs as a 32-bit program. It does not use the entire set of features of current computer chips. This ordinarily happens because the publishers did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 Background Task Host

The description present in the file is Background Task Host.

File version

 10.0.10586.0 (th2_release.151029-1700)

File version 10.0.10586.0 (th2_release.151029-1700).


 Microsoft Corporation

Company name Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Digitally signed


backgroundtaskhost.exe is digitally signed. Today the large majority of legit software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature found in backgroundtaskhost.exe is valid. This is excellent.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Can be uninstalled


This executable does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.